Three deer seasons open the New Year's first monthPRATT -- The regular Kansas firearm deer season is over, but many deer hunters still look forward to hunting in January. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will conduct a firearm extended whitetail antlerless season Jan.1- 4, 2009 (open for Deer Management Units 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ... Read More

Where to fish, how to fish legally, what to fish for, and much more includedPRATT -- Printed copies of the 2009 Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary booklet will be available in early January, and among other things, the publication will let anglers know what new regulations take effect Jan. 1, 2009. From new regulations on methods of fishing to ... Read More

Lakes may freeze in January, but anglers should approach ice cautiouslyPRATT -- December in Kansas is an unpredictable month; the weather is usually cold, with most days warming into the 40s, but occasionally, Mother Nature blasts an arctic front into the Sunflower State, pounding daytime highs into the low teens and nighttime temperatures into ... Read More

Virus found in five Kansas lakes; long-term impact unknownFARLINGTON -- In 2007, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) fisheries staff confirmed the presence of largemouth bass virus (LMBV) at Crawford State Fishing Lake in southeast Kansas. Testing of bass from the lake was conducted in response to a decline in the population. Now, fo ... Read More